Tuesday, July 30, 2013

CourtYard Hounds presents AMELITA


Amelita Track Listing:
  1. Sunshine
  2. Amelita
  3. The World Smiles
  4. Aimless Upward
  5. Guy Like You
  6. Rock All Night
  7. Phoebe
  8. Divided
  9. Gets You Down
  10. Watch Your Step
  11. The Road You Take

"I love this band...the way we explore new aspects of ourselves and what we can expect from each other, both musically and as people," says Martie. "We are close. Plus, being on the road and being in the studio is like my spa from the everyday challenges of just being a mom.

After a few years away from the limelight and the Dixie Chicks, the two sisters were ready to get back into the studio with the creation of Court Yard Hounds. Amelita, out now, marks the Court Yard Hounds' second album.

I have listened to this album over and over again and it never gets old. It has something for everyone, whether you are just coming out of a relationship heartbroken, or going into a brand new one with new love or even being married with long love. Amelita could be one of my favorite songs on there. The chorus lyrics:

"I take your hand, let’s go tonight
Just leave it all, I promise you’ll
Be fine across the bridge, the lights of town
You smile, and never turn around
I remember you and Amelita
Have you no pride?
You’ve got the rest of your life"

It takes you a different place that can help you start over. Every female needs that song she can go to that kind of motivates you to know that its ok to move on. This album creates a mood for all to enjoy. It takes you back to a time when you were at school and girls were just horrible to a guy breaking you down. The CourtYard Hounds have a come a long way from their first album. This album is amazing and I have to keep repeating this. Even if you never heard CourtYard Hounds and heard Amelita you would instantly fall in love. I recommend this album to listen to for going on roadtrips, cleaning times or just sitting on the subway on your way to work.

Contact CourtYard Hounds on Twitter & on  Facebook

Emily Robison on Twitter
Martie Mcguire on Twitter

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I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.


Sunday, July 28, 2013

#SurprisinglyGood SunDrop Dropping




Thanks to Crowdtap I was able to share my knowledge of SunDrop soda with my friends and family.

^^^^^ This was my package I received. Lovely right.... I know. Anyway back to my #SurprisinglyGood party details. So we had the party at another party (basically an excuse for the adults to come together at a kids party). This blog is to give you my review on SunDrop soda *especially if you live in New York City*

Preparing for the party was easy because we had the music, the food, the games but not the SunDrop soda. It was sooooo difficult finding this soda in Brooklyn, NY, even going all the way out to Long Island to walmart and still not get any. This was my only problem which made the day difficult in getting pictures from my party which sucked. I waited so long for my sister in law who came from Philadelphia, PA to bring it out to us and by that time my phone died. I don't want to do a comparison based on other sodas since I am not sure what you all like. I am just going to let you know what I thought about it.


1. Taste -  It has a lemon lime flavor which is not overwhelmed by the carbonated fizz. It is not sweet but has a bang to your palette. Overall you must love the flavor because it cannot go wrong if you drink sodas.

2. Packaging -  It stands out n the shelf at any grocery store in the aisle. The colors red, green and yellow are not popular (well maybe the green), and the name is bright and bold on the can so it can't be missed.


1. Location -  I would have loved to find it in all the supermarkets. It was so hard to get it out in the city and we get everything even those sodas I never heard of.

2. Advertising -  I honestly would love to see more advertising on tv, billboards and radio for SunDrop in the city, maybe that way more stores will carry it.

Overall, my group of friends and family enjoyed the games (Charades). Next time I must get my pictures and vine in early enough. We all had an amazing time and wish to see more from the SunDrop Family at Crowdtap. Lets get ready for another round.!!! Hip Hooray for SunDrop!!




Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dr. Scholl's® For Her High Heel Insoles

Imagine going to an early morning meeting with your best work heels and thinking its going to be a long day sigh.... What do you do or how do you approach this without taking your shoes off after you sit. I have found a solution that not only aids but improves the feel of your feet in high heels. So I'm here to do a review on Dr Scholls For Her High Heel Insoles which I received compliments Influenster in my SunKissed VoxBox.

I had the opportunity of trying out Dr Scholls For Her High Heel Insoles and at first try to be honest it wasn't what I expected because for me, I wanted instant magic (pain free) to happen. But after wearing it through out the day I didn't even notice I was in heels. First off my shoes were tight in the front, so if your shoes aren't wide enough in the front do not expect relief from the insoles. It is meant to give your heel and ball of your feet comfort with the added gel cushion. It comes as a pair so please read on the insole which one is left and which is right.

My day experience with Dr Scholls For Her High Heel Insoles was me going to a wedding on a Friday from 1pm to 9pm and note well that it was the hottest day of the year. From the moment I put it on I had to get used to the extra gel cushion in my high heels and that was really quick and it was extremely comfortable. My heels were 6 inches and I have never worn these heels without taking them off after 2 hours of constant wear and that doesn't necessarily include walking. From the time we left the house I can tell there was a big difference in the feel. We went to the church service and my heels were still on. From 4:30 pm we were on to the reception and still my heels were on. I was able to go through the entire wedding (church service & reception) without complaining or even removing my heels.

A couple of things I would like you to remember and note when buying this. It is thin enough to be used for all heel types which includes sandal type heels, pumps and wedges. If you are unable to buy one for each pair of heels they can be used from one pair to another by easily being removed without any sticky adhesive residue or damage. All in all the experience using Dr Scholls For Her High Heel Insoles was amazing and would recommend this product and others from the Dr Scholls line. Visit DrScholls. This is made for women on the go, who are always in heels and want total comfort.

Disclaimer: I received Dr Scholls For Her High Heel Insoles complimentary from Influenster in my SunVoxBox to try and give my honest feedback!!.